Analyst Ratings for Union Pacific Corp. (UNP)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Union Pacific Corp. (NYSE:UNP) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for UNP last month.

A buy rating was issued by 15 analysts, 2 gave an overweight rating, 13 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

A number of analysts gave price targets for UNP. The maximum price target given was 137, which equates to a potential upside of 35.11 percent. The minimum price target given was 102, which equates to a potential downside of 0.59 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -1.29 percent. That number becomes -1.29 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.7 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.94 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 4 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 5 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 6 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 4 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

UNP has an estimated earnings growth rate of 4.26 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. UNP has a PEG ratio of 4.31.

UNP has traded between a high of 115.15 and a low of 87.06 over the past year. Today's price is 16.47 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 11.94 percent. UNP has a P/E ratio of 18.37. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The UNP value stock report compares UNP to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $83.58 billion. UNP's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.